Tegmina (singular Tegmen) is the thickened fore wings of some insects. The tegmina are used to protect the more vulnerable hind wings. The tegmina offer little or no power during flight and are often held out of the way of the hind wings.

Insects possessing tegmina include:

A photograph of the American Cockroach (_Periplaneta americana_)

A photograph of the American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) illustrating the tegmina. Photograph by Gary Alpert, used under GFDL

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